FVO holders of the Compass Sport Trophy for the last two years were just pipped into second place in the GB final of the club competition at Greenham Common on Sunday. We ended up with 1239 points (from a maximum of 1300) in second place to SARUM with 1265.
Obviously it was a disappointment not to retain the trophy but this is still a very good result - certainly no shame in losing to SARUM as they pushed us close last year and this time the event was less than 50 miles from them, enabling them to field as many as 50 runners yesterday - in the end it was their strength in depth, particularly in the junior classes, that made all the difference. Old SARUM had the significant advantage of being just 50 miles from home, and able to field a large contingent of juniors
Some twenty club members travelled from Scotland and were joined by a contingent of M1 members (and a few from the A34 and even further afield!). There was not a cruise missile in sight, the terrain was flat, fast, and not very technical. Outlines of the old runway were still strongly visible in paths and in the open nature of the terrain.
Martin Dean, Nick Barrable, Janine Inman and Dave Coustick all managed the maximum 100 points in their classes. A complicated scoring system meant that there were two or three scoring runners in each of the nine classes covering all the age ranges. A further nine FVO orienteers managed to score over 90 points.
Full results here
- All Change at the Top Cop Shop
- FVO is Up for the Cup
- Grace is GB's Golden Girl
- Pigs in the Park
- Bo'ness Bullets